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Ex-UAW President Williams Gets 21 Months in Corruption Case (1)

May 11, 2021, 8:57 PM

Former United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams was ordered to spend 21 months behind bars for embezzling thousands of dollars in dues from the labor union to fund a lavish personal lifestyle.

U.S. District Judge Paul Borman in Detroit imposed the sentence Tuesday on Williams, one of several high-ranking officials charged in a sweeping five-year federal investigation. Williams served as president from 2014 to 2018, was charged in August 2020 and pleaded guilty the following month. His successor, Gary Jones, admitted to similar conduct in June 2020 and is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

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